The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: survey design and first data release

  title={The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: survey design and first data release},
  author={Michael J. Drinkwater and Russell J. Jurek and Chris Blake and David Woods and Kevin A. Pimbblet and Karl Glazebrook and Rob Sharp and Michael B. Pracy and Sarah Brough and Matthew Colless and Warrick J. Couch and Scott M. Croom and Tamara M. Davis and Duncan A. Forbes and Karl Forster and David Gilbank and Michael D. Gladders and Ben Jelliffe and Nick Jones and I. H. Li and Barry F. Madore and D. Christopher Martin and Gregory B. Poole and Todd A. Small and Emily Wisnioski and Ted K. Wyder and Howard K. C. Yee},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey is a survey of 240 000 emission-line galaxies in the distant Universe, measured with the AAOmega spectrograph on the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). The primary aim of the survey is to precisely measure the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) imprinted on the spatial distribution of these galaxies at look-back times of 4–8 Gyr. The target galaxies are selected using ultraviolet (UV) photometry from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer satellite, with a… 
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